About OTT


The mission of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is:

to broaden the impact of APL’s scientific and technical contributions by transferring APL-developed technology to industry to benefit the local economy, the Laboratory and our sponsors.

Two goals of the OTT are:

  • Technology Push: Identify, market and license commercially viable technologies to business and industry;
  • Market Pull: Identify current and future industry needs and match APL capabilities to those needs through research partnerships.
To accomplish its goals, OTT employs a flexible set of technology transfer tools including:
  • License agreements,
  • Cooperative research agreements,
  • Industrial funding agreements,
  • Partnerships with regional high-tech companies, and
  • New business spin-offs.